Former White House Official Joins Kenzie Academy Board

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(photo courtesy of the American Enterprise Institute) (photo courtesy of the American Enterprise Institute)
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Indianapolis-based Kenzie Academy has added former White House and cabinet official John Bailey to its advisory board. Bailey is a former domestic policy advisor in the White House and also previously served as the deputy policy director to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

Bailey joins Tom Willerer, former chief product officer at Coursera, Venture for America Founder Andrew Yang, Emily Chiu, who oversees strategic development at Square, and others on the board. 

“At Kenzie, we pride ourselves on providing students with a top-notch education that results in a rewarding career in the technology industry as a programmer, designer or marketer,” said Chok Ooi, co-founder and chief executive officer of Kenzie Academy. “John’s extensive experience in transforming education in communities across the country provides invaluable expertise to our students, faculty and partner technology companies.”

In addition to his new role on the Kenzie advisory board, Bailey serves as an advisor to the Walton Family foundation and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

“Kenzie Academy is a highly innovative and thoughtful program that is paving the way for those who don’t currently live in major tech hubs to launch successful careers,” Bailey said in a news release. “When students graduate from Kenzie, they leave with the skills and resources necessary to begin their career as well as the hands-on experience required to complete technical tasks with confidence.”

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